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I work at QMUL (Queen Mary University of London) and receive lots of lovely emails from colleagues about exciting events happening on campus and, on this occasion, a new course. This new MSc is hosted by C4DM (the Centre for Digital Music, which is part of ‘EECS’ – electronic engineering & computer science) – they probably send the coolest emails 🙂

Laptop Orchestra
Laptop Orchestra, by Flickr user urbanshoregirl

The bit below was pinched from this page and there’s also a course PDF: MScSoundAndMusicComputing

“The MSc in Sound and Music Computing responds to a growing skills shortage in industry for engineers and computer scientists trained specifically in sound and music processing, as digital media become ever more advanced and ubiquitous.

Developed by the acclaimed Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), this programme offers you a broad range of study options in methods of processing, analysis, synthesis and manipulation of musical signals. You will develop the knowledge and skills required for careers in the technical aspects of audio production, sound engineering, broadcasting, intelligent signal processing, computational music analysis, music information retrieval and other areas of sound and music computing. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of data analysis and signal processing techniques related to human speech and hearing, psychoacoustics and masking, and instrument and room acoustics.

The MSc is intended for graduates in a related discipline, who wish to hone and enhance their skills, and for industrialists with experience of sound and music computing, seeking formal qualifications. The taught modules are fully supported with computing and laboratory work.

You will graduate with an understanding of how today’s audio and music technology works, possessing the potential to become a pioneer in developing future generations of leading edge music technologies.”